Sunflower arrangements by mere color, structure, and perception are able to evoke positive moods. Who would not be cheerfully inspired by receiving a beautiful bouquet for instance of bright yellow sunflowers? The design of the
sunflower itself is quite symbolic today of the international yellow happy face sign.
Sunflowers as a floral arrangement are immediately recognized as cheerful, representatives of bright smiles, and open faces. They instinctively radiate a burst of golden joy to the room, or their recipient..
As popular as they have appeared on the North American market, few of the species had ever originated on this continent. They have been cultivated mainly in Asia, and South or Central America as far back as 1,000 B.C. As a floral arrangement, blue sunflowers had little value to the American Tribes of centuries ago, since its’ main purpose was utilized as a food source from seed, and extracted oils.
Todays’ florist will creatively incorporate the large burst of a sunflower for a focal point in an arrangement. In addition, the virtual size of this natures’ happy face, will create an overwhelming display when arranged in a cluster of a dozen or more.
The truly unique composition of the sunflower is actually comprised of 1,000 to 2,000 individual flowers, joined at a common receptacle.
As complex a structure as it appears, it is effectively a recognized and simple symbol of International joy. It is quite evident that whether the sunflower is used as a single piece surrounded by contrasting greenery, or in a cluster of many sunflowers it transmits joy into any floral arrangement.